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Compliance Oversight Committee
New Mexico State University (NMSU) operates within complex regulatory environments that are
constantly changing. The number of laws, rules and regulations increased focus on regulatory and
statutory compliance at colleges and universities by federal and state agencies, and consequences of
noncompliance make it increasingly important and necessary for NMSU to fully understand the scope
of the compliance activities across the institution. Historically, compliance oversight has not been
centralized or performed through a coordinated effort. No one individual, department, or committee is
responsible for ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. This lack of coordination increases the
risk of noncompliance going undetected and limits the likelihood that compliance concerns will be
appropriately communicated. This supports the need for a central compliance oversight function at the NMSU.
The purpose of this committee is to be responsible for assuring compliance with laws and regulations that impact
functional areas and provides guidance relative to regulatory compliance matters, along with ensuring compliance
with NMSU’s regulatory requirements.
The Compliance Oversight Committee is under the authority of the President of the New Mexico State University (NMSU). It is currently reviewing compliance issues and processes at NMSU.
The Chair was appointed by the Chancellor of the university
The members were appointed by the authority of the office of which they represent on the committee (i.e., athletics, audit, etc.). The members were selected by the highest ranking administrator in the office of which they represent on the committee
The members represent the various areas of compliance for the university and are responsible for those areas in each of their units that contribute to the overall compliance issues in the university.
Office of the President: Currently the Committee is in hiatus until further notice or an Associate Vice President for Compliance has been hired
Currently, terms are that the participants will remain on the committee until they are replaced by the department that appointed them to fulfill this role.
The reappointments are related to selection by the department they represent, expertise and knowledge base of compliance issues for their area.
The department from which they are appointed from makes these decisions.
VPR-Currently in Hiatus
When the committee resumes, meetings are held once a month currently until the committee becomes an office Board. the Committee meets once a month
All meetings were met until the committee went into Hiatus, once the new leadership makes a decision, the committee will resume or remain in hiatus.
Over the time the committee developed a website, risk matrix and gather analytical data in each are of compliance served by NMSU.